He will have overall responsibility for the UK-based business’ asphalt and contracting divisions. Edgcumbe has more than 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, with him a track record of driving profitable business growth.
He has held various senior leadership positions in construction and has vast experience in civils, most recently as managing director of Balfour Beatty's regional England & Wales business.
Following his appointment, Edgcumbe will head up Aggregate Industries’ newly created surfacing solutions division. This will see the company’s asphalt and contracting segments brought together into one business to offer customers an enhanced experience with a focus on sector-based solutions.
Commenting on his appointment, Edgcumbe said: “I am delighted to be joining Aggregate Industries at this exciting time to help the Surfacing Solutions business achieve its strategic growth goals, including delivering service excellence. In a market that’s always changing and evolving, it’s never been more important to understand what customers need and ensure we deliver innovative and sustainable solutions that solve real life problems."
Dragan Maksimovic, chief executive officer for Aggregate Industries, said: “With his far-reaching experience, I’m confident Thomas will be a real asset to the Executive Committee, and the wider business.”